So, clearly it’s been some time since our last post. There’s actually been a fair amount going on around Minnisingh. We’ve left the wood stove fiasco behind for the time being (waiting until the spring to look into masonry quotes to extend the chimney) and are tackling some labor-intensive by low-cost cosmetic stuff inside. The biggest of these is the second phase in our campaign against wall carpet.
We ripped down the half-wall carpet from the stairway and have been hanging up drywall in its place. We have a drywall project under our belts already, but this was a bit complicated in that the bottom edge of most of the area was on a sort-of irregular curve. After some trial and error with taking measurements, we got a hint about using a compass (the circle-drawing kind) to trace the contour onto a spare piece of drywall which can then be a template for the larger piece. Anyway, almost ready to prime and paint.
The painting process is also going to be a bit complicated though, since we’re essentially dealing with a two-story wall. This photo-panorama has some weird glitches in it, but it gives you the idea. We’re going to have to figure out a way to rig up some ladder scaffolding or something on the curve of the stairs in order to edge the ceiling.
Apart from that, there are big changes afoot in the kitchen, including a DIY countertop and kitchen island. Stay tuned.